Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193728
Title:
Exploring the Artistic Intelligence of Taiwanese Children
Author:
Kuang, Ching-Chen
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to explore the visual images that Taiwanese children created to represent their mental images and ideas. They responded to three different prompts and used different materials in their constructions and drawings. The study was an empirical investigation using qualitative research methodology to analyze the artistic products that were made by Taiwanese children. Participants, 150 kindergarten through fifth grade students in three different elementary schools located in the northern region of Taipei, completed three artistic tasks during their regularly scheduled art classes. The children generated products in their classrooms. They demonstrated their artistic abilities by constructing colored, geometric-shaped pieces (Improvisation/Task One), drawing as a response to one of two wordless picture books (Speculative Drawing/Task Two), and creating and drawing the most interesting way to go to school (Creative Drawing/Task Three). As part of the study, they also completed a questionnaire about their feelings toward the artistic tasks. The children's products were analyzed and interpreted to identify the works' distinguishing characteristicsIn the Improvisation Task, the connectors were a key factor in making complex and free standing three-dimensional products. Using connectors adeptly allowed the children to display their skills of depth perception. Also, children who could manipulate shapes and color masterfully created symmetric products more frequently. In the two drawing tasks, the children used a variety of representational symbols to illustrate their individual perspectives. Those who chose to complete cartoon-style drawings demonstrated their artistic abilities most strongly. The participants were shown pictorial narratives and created drawings based upon their memories or imaginations. The children used their art as a tool that allowed them to transfer their ideas and/or realities through art mediums of their choosing. The children reflected upon the artistic tasks in their answers to a questionnaire and indicated the enjoyment they felt in completing their products. Suggestions for practical applications and ways to change the research design in further research are discussed.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Aritistic intelligence; Taiwanese children; Drawing; Construction; Artistic qaulity
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Special Education; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Maker, C. June

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleExploring the Artistic Intelligence of Taiwanese Childrenen_US
dc.creatorKuang, Ching-Chenen_US
dc.contributor.authorKuang, Ching-Chenen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the visual images that Taiwanese children created to represent their mental images and ideas. They responded to three different prompts and used different materials in their constructions and drawings. The study was an empirical investigation using qualitative research methodology to analyze the artistic products that were made by Taiwanese children. Participants, 150 kindergarten through fifth grade students in three different elementary schools located in the northern region of Taipei, completed three artistic tasks during their regularly scheduled art classes. The children generated products in their classrooms. They demonstrated their artistic abilities by constructing colored, geometric-shaped pieces (Improvisation/Task One), drawing as a response to one of two wordless picture books (Speculative Drawing/Task Two), and creating and drawing the most interesting way to go to school (Creative Drawing/Task Three). As part of the study, they also completed a questionnaire about their feelings toward the artistic tasks. The children's products were analyzed and interpreted to identify the works' distinguishing characteristicsIn the Improvisation Task, the connectors were a key factor in making complex and free standing three-dimensional products. Using connectors adeptly allowed the children to display their skills of depth perception. Also, children who could manipulate shapes and color masterfully created symmetric products more frequently. In the two drawing tasks, the children used a variety of representational symbols to illustrate their individual perspectives. Those who chose to complete cartoon-style drawings demonstrated their artistic abilities most strongly. The participants were shown pictorial narratives and created drawings based upon their memories or imaginations. The children used their art as a tool that allowed them to transfer their ideas and/or realities through art mediums of their choosing. The children reflected upon the artistic tasks in their answers to a questionnaire and indicated the enjoyment they felt in completing their products. Suggestions for practical applications and ways to change the research design in further research are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectAritistic intelligenceen_US
dc.subjectTaiwanese childrenen_US
dc.subjectDrawingen_US
dc.subjectConstructionen_US
dc.subjectArtistic qaulityen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMaker, C. Juneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLiaupsin, Carlen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShort, Kathyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchiever, Shirleyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2312en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748169en_US
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